Text by Holly Seng
Capture the sweet essence of romantic style with a leisurely afternoon spent dining en plein air.
Simple and Fresh
Romantic cottage style doesn’t always call for an abundance of floral patterns and frills. Instead, opt for a more relaxed setting that appeals to all of the senses—soft textures, pleasant scents, and gentle lines that draw the eye.
Casting a Glow
Instilling an intimate ambience is a must, and lighting is key. String lights lend an ethereal glimmer while candles are our go-to pieces. Choose to keep your candlesticks one color or mix your pastel of choice with a cream shade and create authentic dimension by staggering their heights. Candleholders offer the perfect opportunity to introduce a subtle sparkle.
A crisp backdrop allows your floral arrangements the captivating attention they deserve. Create visual interest by mixing flowers of assorted sizes and shades in vases of varying heights. We encourage starting with a light base color, such as blush, and allowing the deeper shades to serve as colorful accents.
Incorporate different textures, such as raised detailing on the china or etching on the crystal, for added depth to your tabletop. Wicker pieces with gentle weathering conjure feelings of nostalgia while imbuing a casual elegance.
A cake with a thin layer of frosting furthers the ongoing theme of sweet simplicity. Arrange a few blooms on top for extra flair.